Developmental Psychology

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For centuries, film makers have toyed with the idea of “genetic selection.” However, being able to customize a supreme race of more attractive with more genetic immunities to diseases is very close to no longer being categorized as science fiction. GATTACA once took us into the world of valids and invalids. The audience watched shoveling down popcorn as the human race became divided and hostel between the normal human births and those who were more fit and privileged because of their DNA.

Genetic engineering is already being carried out successfully on non-human animals. “The gene which makes jellyfish fluoresce has been inserted into mice embryos, resulting in glow-in-the-dark rodents,” says BBC NEWS. “Other mice have had their muscle-mass bettered, or been made to be more faithful to their partners, through the introduction of a gene into their standard genetic make-up. But these scientists predict the amazing breakthroughs in genetically engineering lab mice and farm critters will eventually be applied to the animals at the top of the food chain,” says Daniel Q. Haney, “scientists already recognize some of the combinations of genes that help people defend against some major illnesses. So, one objective of human germline engineering could be to help the genetically less fortunate share these built-in health advantages.”

It is not long before experimentation on humans is going to be carried out. As technology and science get closer to being able to engineer supreme race one has to wonder is this good for the human race or not?

The plus sides are our children could be engineered to be born with out the possibility of heart disease or diabetes or down-syndrome...but are we scientifically enhancing ourselves or finally finishing Hitler’s work?

Because “In the Brave New World predicted by Horizon, scientists will do more than screen for disease-free embryos.…...

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